It’s like some­thing out of a Hitch­cock movie.

Today, the Supreme Court hears argu­ments in a case which pits Secret Ser­vice agents (Vir­gil D. “Gus” Reichle, Dan Doyle, and col­leagues) against Steven Howards, a res­i­dent of Golden, Col­orado. The issue is whether Howards can sue the Secret Ser­vice agents for retal­ia­tory arrest, in vio­la­tion of his First Amend­ment right to free speech.

How did Mr. Howards come to be arrested by the Secret Ser­vice? (more…)